School students from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammer School have joined forces with the Producer of RIDE LIKE A GIRL, Richard Keddie, to send a special message of hope to the UN Conference on Climate Change in Spain. The music video will be played at the Conference. They acquired the rights to the famous Burt Bacharach song – “What the world needs now is Love.”
One of the singers Mia in Year 11 said: “It is our hope that the delegates will come together to address the global climate issues in a compassionate and caring way and this song is our plea for constructive and co-operative leadership to guide us through these complex issues. As children of today and adults of the future our voices need to be heard and our concerns listened to.” Mia is a student at Lowther Hall and is Chair of the school’s Social Justice Committee.
Richard Keddie said that he was overwhelmed by the talent and wisdom of the girls he collaborated with and hopes that the girls’ message resonates loudly around the world.
“It is unbelievable to think that we are knowingly burning our world, our home from out beneath us. The truth and in the case of climate change, the science, is too easily lost in the vortex of the 24 hours news cycle, where controversy is far more important than truth. Sadly, there is a pervading sense of meanness in the world which is invading our lives and disrupting our relationships. What we read and see is not truly reflective of how wonderful the human race is and can be. It is leading our children into a future no-one wishes for. It has to change. We have to change. Through this song I hope we can recognise how dangerous a game we are playing at, and how important it is that love and understanding underline our approach to the major issues ahead.” Richard said.
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